In the first of our Local Style Stories, Culture Trip catches up with Elle‘s Digital Director Rose Maria in Copenhagen, to talk about her fashion and find out how the city has shaped her style.
What do you do?
I am the digital director of Elle magazine and I am the owner of the By Rose Maria fashion blog.
What is style for you?
Style for me is something personal and a way to express myself. I believe style is a way to show who you are.
In the morning, how do you decide what to wear for the day?
Well, I decide what to wear mostly based on what I feel like, but it also depends on what I have planned out for the day. If I have many meetings, I try to dress a little powerful, because I think that the way you dress has something to do with how you feel about yourself. You can dress confidently, stylishly or casual depending on the occasion.
Talk me through what you’re wearing and where you bought each piece.
My shoes are Givenchy and they are my favorite pair of sneakers because they are very comfortable. Then I am wearing jeans and a casual sweater. On top, I’m wearing a nice long coat which I bought in Rome. Actually, this is the first time I’m wearing it for the season, because up to now it’s been too cold. Now that spring has finally arrived I am happy I can start wearing it again. I am holding a classic Chanel bag because, even when you’re dressed casually, it always helps to have a little Chanel piece on your outfit. Finally, my sunglasses are Valentino and they are a birthday present from my parents, who bought them last year in Marbella in Puerto Banús.
Which piece holds the most memories for you?
I would say that the piece that holds the most memories for me is my bag, because I bought it for myself when I got the job at Elle magazine. That’s a gift!
Can you remember when you discovered your love for clothes?
Well, I think I was born with a love for clothes.
Do you have a staple piece, or an item you can’t survive the whole week without wearing?
Sunglasses! Every time.
What’s your favorite style story about Copenhagen?
I think Copenhagen is generally a stylish city. I don’t have only one favorite style story because I am working for a fashion magazine, so every day is about fashion and style for me and there are just different stories that blend together.
Which part of Copenhagen gives you the most inspiration for your style?
Sitting by the lakes at Dronning Louises Bro in Nørrebro, or biking through the city is what gives me the most inspiration. In that way I get to see a lot of people with different takes and styles, and that is definitely what inspires me.
Do you have any styling hacks or tips?
Dress what you feel like and dress for your body type, and don’t be afraid to mix cheap and expensive pieces.